Biomedical engineering minor introduced at The University of Tulsa

TU introduces biomedical engineering minor

The University of Tulsa is introducing an interdisciplinary minor in biomedical engineering to provide training for opportunities in a rapidly growing field. The minor is a combination of the engineering and medicine curriculums blended through applications in materials science, electronics, software development and health equipment. Students will complete courses in biology, computer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering and engineering physics. The program officially launches in the fall of 2017.

biomedical engineering“The next few decades are likely to see intense efforts and spectacular engineering improvements in this area similar to previous eras that witnessed advancements in steam power, transportation and electronic devices,” said John Henshaw, Harry H. Rogers Professor of Engineering.

A growing number of prospective TU students have expressed an interest in biomedical engineering. The new minor offers students the chance to obtain a credential in the discipline while pursuing their major field of study. The program requires a minimum of 20 hours in many courses currently taught in the TU College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Students complete core biology classes including human anatomy, genetics and cellular biology along with specialized classes such as bioinformatics, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Wellspring Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering Ty Johannes will teach a biomedical engineering seminar in the fall and offer an introductory course in the spring of 2018. For more information, contact Johannes at